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to adopt from there again. i can see you have ben on set, he's now 7 years old. you adopted him when he was 13 months. you're a living example of how important it is for american parents to get involved in the kids' lives. talk about that, if you will. >> go ahead. >> when we decided to adopt ben, we weren't trying to rescue a child. we were trying to become parents. we wanted to be a family. and from the moment we met ben, outside of st. petersburg, russia, we fell in love. and we became family and now we don't know what our life would be without him. we're just like so many of the majority of the families who adopt from russia. we're regular people. he goes to school, plays sports. we're a family and we decided about a year ago we wanted to add another child to our family, so it was a national inclination to go back to russia and try to adopt again. >> i know that you want to adopt again from russia. it seems to me that now it appears vladimir putin will sign the bill and there will be at least for the time being, no more children adopted from russia to the united states. 46 kids are
ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman -- viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of kind of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> alina cho joins me now from new york. alina, how many people in countries as water.org been able to help? >> reporter: it's pretty extraordinary. water.org actually has active programs in 11 countries. matt damon tells me they've helped 1 million people so far around the world get affordable loans. and he says this whole idea of water credit, so giving people affordable loans so they can get a faucet, they can get a toilet, is really working. they don't have to go to a loan shark. the
places to eat like a local. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman's in cairo to sample. >> reporter: i'm ben wedeman's in cairo, egypt. if you're looking for something that's cheap, filling, nutritious and quintessentially egyptian, or so they say, abu tare is the place to go. there's no reason here to ask for a menu, because there's only one item they serve here, and that is really, the working man's lunch here in egypt. kushari. it's a very simple dish with rice, pasta, lentils, tomato sauce, a sort of garlic and vinegar sauce, and as you can see, they do a very brisk business here. now, i said before that kushari isn't quintessentially an egyptian food, i discovered it's not. it actually coming from an indian dish that's composed of rice, lentils, fried onions and chopped vegetables. apparently introduced to egypt by the british army. so what we have here is the basic ingredients of the kushari, and what you do is add a bit of lemon to it. and some extra chickpeas, and what i like the most is the extra fried onions, which really do add to this dish. plus, the tomato
ben. a lot of topics, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for is having me. >> that is a nice ipad mini, can i get one? >> i got it from chelsea handler. >> what stood out to you? >> with bloomburg and gaga making out, no wonder thought the end of the world was coming. and pink slime, and filled with ammonia. and it still did not kill all the e. coli in it. so it was a bonus that they threw in. very weird, and lance armstrong of course he was cheating and giving his whole team blood transfusions during hotel rooms and with races. lance is a vampire, and women love vampires so that is probably why he got sherrill crow. i mean it was the wierdest year possible. and occupy wall street, until honey boo-bo came along. >> i do not get it. >> she is a train wreck. there's less issues involved, you do not have to know anything about politics to follow boo-boo. >> and she is making money for her family, and they will do well because of her. >> her mom is eating most of it. >> it was a big political year. on both sides of the aisle. not a couple, do you remember when the primaries, we hav
-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "roll call." "it could be reached over this weekend." were heard from the house rules committee chairman yesterday. they are taking steps in advance to extend these tax cuts. a deal could be on the floor today if there is an agreement. from "the washington times" this morning. "offers fly, but still no agreement" is the headline. mitch mcconnell bypassed senator reid to speak directly to the vice president. host: mark is joining us. your thoughts from manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video cli
cliff. this fall is really going to hurt. ben white of morning money, dennis, said an excuse to get a bic can keeney on the cover. >> relatively slow news day. what geithner did yesterday is almost as if he is strapping a damsel in distress to the tracks and saying the stakes are rising higher. the markets are taking all this tension, all this sort of -- these things at stake to really make the point perhaps that you have to have those stakes really high for people actually to get a deal. >> on "fast" last night when that letter crossed in the green rooms, we were chatting, we said this sounds like a ploy on the part of the treasury to actually get people to start moving. obviously, there wasn't a market selloff, did have the stumbling blocks and traders on friday said almost better if we did see the markets pull back more to crystallize what this could mean for the u.s. economy to members of congress. we didn't see that. it is a numbers game though in terms of what will happen. we know need 60 votes to clear a fill buster in the senate. seven republicans need to go along a lot of j
caught you talking with senator ben nelson of nebraska. here's what he said. >> if we don't have a deal within the next 24 hours, the question is where do you buy a parachute? looks like we'll be going over the cliff. because the closer we get to the end, the less likely it is you're going to be able to compress an agreement into place that will have enough votes to pass. >> compress is probably a nicer word, ram it through is probably what is going to have to happen in order to -- listen, he just said 24 hours, lisa, to reach an agreement. let's say that happens. maybe some kind of deal at the white house today. what would the mechanics of rushing the deal through congress and getting it passed into law in the next few days, give me those mechanics. >> okay. let's break it down so people are really clear on how this could possibly happen. there are some hurdles that congress would have to get passed, some they set up themselves. the first, the house has a 72-hour rule, they have to have bills printed, 72 hours before they vote on them. but the house has gotten around that before. they
'll have. any impact on mortgages? >> no. no impact on mortgages that is an opinion. ben bernanke says look, i will spend $45 billion each and every month buying mortgages so that the interest rate on mortgages stays very, very low. that is entirely separate from fiscal cliff, totally separate from the debt ceiling crisis. i don't think, patti anne, you will have any impact on mortgage rates despite the crisis that is upon us. patti ann: that is good news for us. stuart varney, thank you as always. >> thank you. gregg: the debt ceiling first established in 1917. since then the debt limit has been raised 102 times, congress voted to raise the debt limit, 11 times since 2001. right now the national debt is over 16 trillion dollars and counting every second. there it is. patti ann: meanwhile hopes of a budget deal in washington and higher home prices are combining to send the price of oil back up again. heating oil rising four cents to more than $3 a gallon. wholesale gasoline rising six cents to $2.78 a gallon. current national average is $3.26. national gas up 4 cents to 3.38 for 1000 cubic
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